mis·​intelligence | \ "+\

Definition of misintelligence

1 : a mistaken impression : misunderstanding a glaring misintelligence of the facts of the case
2 : lack of intelligence a poor showing that might have been a sign of miseducation rather than misintelligence

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History and Etymology for misintelligence

in sense 1, probably from French mésintelligence, from Middle French, from més- mis- entry 1 + intelligence; in sense 2, from mis- entry 1 + intelligence

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